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July 3, 2017

religious discrimination in military

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, News, Religion — Scottie @ 12:21

Coercive evangelizing and official promotion of evangelical Protestantism is rife and systemic within the US military.  Soldiers at Ft. Eustis who would not volunteer to attend a command-sponsored evangelical concert were marched to their barracks and punished with a lockdown until the concert ended.  US taxpayers partially funded and Ft. Bragg chaplains co-sponsored an evangelical rally held on Fort Bragg’s Main Parade Field and intended to take “the Christian message to all of Fort Bragg and the surrounding community.”  Officers gave evangelical missionaries from the Gideons both an introduction and preferential access to enlisted recruits.  Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy face a gauntlet of evangelical professors, staff, chaplains, and upper class members, with command authority, who pressure them to attend worship services, receive evangelical instruction, and evangelize their fellow cadets.  Commanders pressure soldiers to attend marriage conferences run by the evangelical Focus on the Family, which has a Department of Defense contract to host the conferences.

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  1. That’s quite offensive for the many soldiers of different or no faith in the armed forces. America has quite a multicultural society and the forces should be representative of that . I can understand a fear that a Muslim won’t go to war to kill other Muslims but it’s happened and did anyone fear during WW11 that Protestants wouldn’t kill other Protestants or Catholics which they did with little thought. You have to have faith in the recruits as they must have faith in those ordering them or you have to make sure that only Agnostics are recruited so that the problem of religion never arises. What you’re currently doing is religious discrimination.
    Hugs

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    Comment by davidprosser — July 3, 2017 @ 16:14

    • Yes. I agree forcing people to go to events or sit through services that they do not want is wrong. I posted them because on a theist blog I was talking to one person about this subject and another person chimed in that no such thing happened at all, he was sure he never seen it , but in fact his religion he was sure had been discriminated against by not being allowed to do whatever they wanted or being made to honor non discrimination rules. Thanks for the comment. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — July 3, 2017 @ 17:07


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